Howdy, Stitchers. I thought it was about time to sit a spell and get back into the blogging mode from my new abode. Most of the boxes are unpacked (whew) and the rooms are starting to look presentable (hooray), so I thought I'd share a few photos of the most important spots in my new house -- my STITCHING STATIONS! (These photos were taken on a grey, gloomy day, so you don't get the full dazzling effect of the sunshine streaming in...)
Here's the stitching spot that caught my eye the moment I walked into the house and I thought, "That's the PERFECT spot for a stitching station." Windows on both sides, so light comes in from all directions - a stitcher's dream location (or as I refer to it) Stitching Station #1:
For those of you who are wondering why I have a dishtowel wrapped around my daylight stand, it's because the light is SO bright, it can be blinding at close range. I can't tell you how many times I've spent stitching under that light at night and when I get up, one of my eyes is actually blind from the brightness. Rather scary, actually. Also, and most importantly, I try to shade the bright light a bit for Katie when she's laying underfoot.
[Aside: if you have a pet, you might get down on the floor and look up and see how painfully bright those lights are on your pets eyes, and perhaps create a visor or shield of some kind. I also made a cardboard visor on the backside of my big Dazor magnifier, so the light doesn't blind other people/critters in the room when I tilt it over my work.]
And here's Stitching Station #2, which is in my bedroom, which has a bay window with light coming in from all sides:
And then there's the outside Stitching Station #3, which is a totally covered patio area, so I can stitch, stitch, stitch at all times of the year:
(My old worn-out chairs are going to be replaced by a lovely wicker set arriving next week. I can't WAIT to try them out -- they should improve my outdoor stitching quite a bit - grin!)
Oh, and here's Katie's living room station, under the dining room table with all of her (many) toys close at hand:
I will end this posting with a shot of Katie's MOST favorite place to rest -- under my bed, where she feels the safest and has the most privacy. Can you tell she's in her "I VANT TO BE ALONE" mood?:
As you might guess from these photos, Katie and I are settling in quite nicely and enjoying all our new spaces to work and play...Talk to you again soon, but now I need to pick a Stitching Station and do a little stitching!